For some reason, the press came to me to talk about Lindsay Lohan’s court date manicure. The main question they asked me was WHY? Why would she do this? Is it a trend? Will it be?
We live in a day and age of constant status updates. We share the minutiae of our lives with the world on a daily basis. A message on our nails can serve as the perfect compliment to our desire to express our emotions and opinions, allowing the individual to be quiet, yet very loud at the same time (i.e. Lindsay Lohan.)
Most hands nowadays are on a keyboard more often than not, so it’s only natural that people are paying more attention to their nails. In a time of instant gratification, writing a message on the nails says everything without having to say a word, so all combined, I can see why this will be a fast growing trend.
Because Lindsay’s nails were airbrushed with stencel’s, it would be very tricky to recreate this exact look at home. However, technology has come such a long way with press on nails, and ive seen pre designed looks very similar to this by KISS/Broadway nails, easily found in target, walmart, etc.
I know, I know… Press on nails? Your first thought probably takes you back to that time in the 7th grade when it took 3 days just to get your fingers apart. So, those of you who were traumatized in the process can fear no more. Nail Esque has come out with nail glue adhesive tabs that will rock your world and completely change your mind about the press-on at home mani. The best part (besides its much less inexpensive than a salon manicure) you’re giving yourself absolute perfection with no dry time*! Nails are super easy to apply and easy file your favorite shape. To take them off, just soak in warm water. You’re nails will thank you for opting for the natural approach to gels and acrylics. I wonder if this is going to bring back the whole “talk to the hand” catastrophe?
* (especially awesome for nail biters!)
If you’re really in a rush and just can’t contain yourself, try writing your message with a simple sharpie over dry nail polish. (Not the bare nail or you will be sorry) Add a top coat, and there you have it. Nails that talk.
MESSAGE IN A MANI
Perhaps this trend is only just beginning to evolve. Just this past Oscars, Gabby Sidibe asked me to write a secret message underneath her nail polish. She wanted to keep someone close to her that special night that couldn’t be there with her. This was her way of saying to them, “See! You’re with me!” I think it’s cute.
Check out the full article here: http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies.ap.org/lindsay-lohans-manicure-message-gets-attention-ap